SEMI reports third quarter 2015 worldwide semiconductor equipment figures

SEMI, the global industry association for companies that supply manufacturing technology and materials to the world’s chip makers, this week reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$9.6 billion in the third quarter of 2015. The billings figure is 3 percent higher than the second quarter of 2015 and 9 percent higher than the same quarter a year ago. The data is gathered jointly with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) from over 100 global equipment companies that provide data on a monthly basis.

Worldwide semiconductor equipment bookings were $8.7 billion in the third quarter of 2015. The figure is 7 percent lower than the same quarter a year ago and 14 percent lower than the bookings figure for the second quarter of 2015.

The quarterly billings data by region in billions of U.S. dollars, quarter-over-quarter growth and year-over-year rates by region are as follows:

 

3Q2015

2Q2015

3Q2014

3Q15/2Q15 (Qtr-over-Qtr)

3Q15/3Q14
(Year-over-Year)

Taiwan

2.85

2.34

2.30

22%

24%

China

1.70

1.04

0.96

63%

78%

Korea

1.56

2.00

1.00

-22%

56%

Japan

1.43

1.40

1.10

2%

30%

North America

1.18

1.55

2.16

-23%

-45%

Rest of World

0.58

0.53

0.64

9%

-10%

Europe

0.34

0.52

0.66

-36%

-49%

Total

9.64

9.39

8.82

3%

9%

Source: SEMI/SEAJ December 2015; Note: Figures may not add due to rounding.

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